Cayman ex-premier charged in corruption probe

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Associated Press

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 20 at 9:04 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A former premier of the Cayman Islands has been charged in a corruption investigation.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service says McKeeva Bush was charged Wednesday with five counts of theft, four counts of breach of trust and two counts of misconduct in public office.

Police say he was released on bail and is due to appear in court on the charges next month.

Calls and an email made to defense attorney Michael Alberga were not immediately returned.

Bush was removed from the premier's office late last year in a parliamentary vote a week after his arrest on suspicion of theft related to misuse of a government credit card and other allegations.

Bush has said he has done nothing wrong and a police investigation is politically motivated.

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